Bruce Gradkowski returns to Steelers

AP

At a time when some quarterbacks are grandstanding because they haven’t been handed a starting job with an open-ended guarantee that they’ll keep it, another guy keeps plugging away, embracing on a year-to-year basis the chance to compete for a job.

PFT has confirmed that veteran quarterback Bruce Gradkowski will sign a one-year contract on Monday with the Steelers.

The 33-year-old Pittsburgh native entered the league in 2006 as a sixth-round draft choice of the Buccaneers. He has played for the Bucs (starting 11 games as a rookie), the Browns, the Raiders, the Bengals ant the Steelers.

A finger injury suffered last August landed Gradkowski on injured reserve, opening the door for the signing of Mike Vick. Gradkowski will compete with fourth-year veteran Landry Jones for the No. 2 spot behind Ben Roethlisberger.

10 responses to “Bruce Gradkowski returns to Steelers

  1. Good… Welcome back… Enjoy your free money cuz no one wants to see you on the field this year!!

    In Ben we trust..! Keep him and the team healthy and we holding #7… Simple as that!!

  2. Guy wants to stay in the NFL and needs to show he’s still capable. Veteran QB at one of the 2 back-up QB positions is what every team needs.

  3. Nasty comment, Bettis. Gradkowski is a VERY capable backup who gives us a good chance to win if Ben gets hurt.

    I for one am Very glad he’s back!

  4. nineveg, I agree with you, if pressed into duty for a period of time we’ll be fine with Grad. Jury still out on Landry. But I read Bettis’ comment to read that we’re going nowhere without Ben behind center. Don’t think it was a shot at gradkowski.

  5. Had no clue he was available, would have been a nice back up for Romo. I forgot though who our GM is and the Steelers have a better one. Great pick up Steelers.

  6. Ummm I never said I wasn’t happy for Bruce to return… Steelers need him in the stable… But “very” capable back up is a stretch… My comment is in reference to winning a SB… And Bruce is NOT a SB caliber QB…. AT ALL…

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